Hansma, The Grave Below, 2020 signed first edition
New, first edition, hardcover octavo, in dust jacket. Signed by the author in red ink on the title. The first novel written by the owner of Patrick’s Rare Books. The story follows a Christian vampire, turned Puritan, who wrestles with her murderous addiction, and a grave robber who is caught up in an unexpected witch hunt. Part horror, part detective fiction, this novel has been described as “vampuritan.” Set in Michigan, corpses pile up as the protagonists are confronted with their morality and mortality, all while evading the detectives who pursue them and the scheming villains who conspire against them.